These mini carrot cake cupcakes are super cute and so easy to make! This recipe is not overly sweet, so you can taste plenty of the carrot flavour. The cinnamon in the frosting is a delicious addition, and you can sprinkle a little extra on the top too if you like. These make a perfect afternoon tea treat, and can also be made using lactose-free cream cheese if you prefer a lactose-free version.
This week we are bringing you a delicious, light and summery recipe for courgetti with a zingy, peppery rocket and pinenut pesto. It takes just 10 minutes to make, so it is a perfect quick fix for lunch or dinner and won’t leave you feeling too full or bloated as it is low carb and dairy free. We use Brock and Morten rapeseed oils for our pesto, but you could use any good quality oil.
To celebrate the start of Wimbledon this year, we are kicking off the tennis season with our strawberries and cream stack. If you are looking for a pudding with layers and layers of naughty indulgence, this is the recipe for you: brownie, meringue, strawberries, cream, chocolate… We used Barry Colenso‘s cooking chocolate in our recipe, after spending most of the run up to Christmas 2015 on next door stalls to Barry and Lucy at Fabulous Places fairs. Barry Colenso has made chocolates for three generations of the royal family, including Prince William and Catherine‘s wedding cake, and also has a beautiful range of truffles (most of which I have tried – the dark chocolate salted caramels are not to be missed). If you would like to try a variation on the strawberry, a good quality raspberry jam makes a tasty alternative, or you could experiment with different fruity flavours (we’re keen to try this with That‘s Jammy Seville orange marmalade for a chocolate-orange style pudding!). Continue reading
If you are looking for a salad packed with flavour and goodness, here it is – quinoa with tomatoes, padron peppers, pomegranate and a lemon rapeseed dressing. This recipe is a variation on one the chefs at Ginger Snap made for a wedding where several guests had gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian dietary requirements, so this was a crowd pleaser that everyone could enjoy. Continue reading
Who could resist these incredible gooey raspberry studded brownies! This is my take on one of Ginger Snap customers’ favourite sweet canapés. You can use fresh or frozen raspberries for this recipe, or mix it up with different summer berries if you like.
These tasty little gluten-free veggie morsels make a delicious starter or healthy snack, and can be put in a gluten-free bread roll if you prefer something a bit more substantial. For this recipe, we flavoured our burgers with Cajun spices and served them with a lemon and cayenne pepper yogurt dip. Play around with flavour combinations and see what works for you! Continue reading
The British radish season has just started, so what better way to enjoy this crisp zesty vege than in a fresh and tasty salad. High in vitamin C, radish is a great way to help your body protect itself against colds and infections. Combined with comforting warm green lentils, which are a good source of protein, along with some super fresh vegetables, this particular dish feels like it is doing you good whilst still tasting amazing. I first made it last summer with traveler friend Maili, and it has been a firm favourite ever since. What’s more, it takes less than half an hour to make so you really have no excuse! Continue reading
Last weekend, I paid a surprise visit to my Grandparents in the Lake District. It was a bit of a spontaneous trip so they didn‘t find out I was coming until about 3 hours before my arrival – just enough time for my Grandma Brodie (named after her dog Brodie who I remember from my childhood, as opposed to her surname which clearly made less of an impression on the grandchildren than the shaggy Setter which used to trot around the garden) to panic that there wouldn‘t be enough strawberries to go around for pudding and quickly whip up a classic pavlova with a marshmallowy meringue.
This fresh fruity pavlova recipe will really satisfy your sweet tooth – my wonderful Grandma opted for strawberries (a family favourite) but you can use any berries or fruit you like. The Blue Team takes the lead with the meringue in this recipe, whilst the Red Team’s focus is on the prep and filling.
Recipe of the week! A tasty homemade pizza with a spicy tomato sauce, chorizo and feta. This recipe makes one large pizza perfect for two, but as with all of the pizza recipes on this site if you’re feeling particularly hungry (or don‘t like sharing), there’s nothing stopping you from making double – you could always save any leftovers for lunch tomorrow.